Lil Nas X feat. Young Thug, Mason Ramsey & Billy Ray Cyrus — “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Yeehaw! Lil Nas X has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for a whopping 14 weeks with his breakout single, “Old Town Road.” Building upon his Billy Ray Cyrus-assisted remix, the “Panini” artist taps Young Thug and Mason Ramsey for the song’s latest iteration.
Thug adds his flavor to the booming single right from the initial “yeehaw.” Later, he throws in a verse too “Country money, I don’t gotta do no chores,” he raps on the track. “I’m a menace, I got women tryin’ to sneak me through their doors / Can’t nobody tell me nothin’.”
Ramsey, who went viral for his yodeling inside of a Walmart last year, adds his own flare to the chart-topper. “Ay yo, ay yo,” he croons on the cut. “Yippee-oh, ki yay / If you ain’t got no giddy up, then giddy out my way.”
“Old Town Road” could become the longest-running No. 1 in Billboard Hot 100 history thanks to this remix, which is sure to boost the song’s streams. Only two other cuts have topped the chart for 14 weeks — Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey’s “One Sweet Day” and Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber’s “Despacito.” Neither of those songs ever reached the 15-week marker, according to Billboard.
Giddy up to the newest “Old Town Road” remix below.
Ed Sheeran feat. Eminem & 50 Cent — “Remember the Name”
Ed Sheeran has been teasing his No.6 Collaborations Project for the past few weeks. After releasing collabs with Chance the Rapper, PnB Rock, Khalid, and more, the British singer unloads the entire genre-drying 15-song LP.
One of the most talked-about collaborations on this album is “Remember the Name,” which features Eminem and 50 Cent. The track, which works as a Shady/G-Unit reunion of sorts, is all about internal quarrels with fame and fortune.
Sheeran opts to rap over the beat, which he co-produced with Max Martin, FRED, and Shellback. “I never was a sick kid, always dismissed quick / Stick to singing, stop rapping like it’s Christmas,” Ed rhymes. “If you’re talking money, then my conversation’s shiftin’ / My dreams are bigger than just being on the rich list.”
Sheeran worked with several other artists on the album, which is available below. Travis Scott, Cardi B, Stormzy, Young Thug, Meek Mill, H.E.R. and Bruno Mars are among the acts featured on the rest of the collaborative LP. Stream “Remember the Name” and the rest of Sheeran’s new set below.
Beyoncé & Donald Glover — “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”
The Lion King is heading back into theaters this year. Ahead of the film’s live-action remake, Disney has released the original motion picture soundtrack. Cast members Beyoncé, Donald Glover, and Seth Rogen are among this project’s esteemed feature list.
Queen Bey appears on the first single, “Spirit.” She later lends her talents to the new iteration of “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” The latter also includes Glover, Billy Eichner, Nick Glennie-Smith, and Rogen. Elton John and Hans Zimmer, who worked on the original soundtrack, return for this one, as well.
Other iconic tracks also got revamped. This includes “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King” by JD Mccrory, John Oliver, Glennie-Smith, and Shahadi Wright Joseph. The track was produced by Pharrell Williams, Zimmer, Jon Favreau, and Stephen Lipson.
Shortly after releasing “Spirit” as part of this soundtrack, Beyoncé will continue The Lion King’s reign. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the LEMONADE star is producing and curating The Lion King: The Gift, which is set to release July 19 featuring music inspired by the film. The highly-anticipated movie lands in theaters the same day.
Common — “Hercules”
Common keeps cranking tracks out. Before releasing his forthcoming album Let Love, the Chicago veteran unveils his newest single, “Hercules.” The new joint features Swizz Beatz and was produced by Karriem Riggins, Burniss Travis, and Samora Pinderhughes.
“I’m particular about my vernacular,” he raps on the track. “I’m not particular with what I got up in this cup…Started from the bottom, now we up…I’m a constructor of tearing down structure / They wanna cuff us, really it’s just us.”
Due Aug. 30, Com’s Let Love was inspired by his recently-released autobiographical novel, which carries a similar name. The project will feature a slew of guests, including Daniel Caesar, BJ The Chicago Kid, A-Trak, Jill Scott, Leon Bridges, and Leikeli47, among others, according to a press release.
“This album is inspired by the book, Let Love Have the Last Word which gave me a path to write about things I had never written about before,” he explained in a statement to the media. “It forced me to go deeper and because I opened up about so many things in the book, I was charged to go to raw, personal and spiritual places in the music.”
Listen to “Hercules” below.
French Montana feat. City Girls — “Wiggle It”
As the summer heats up, French Montana keeps the dance-ready bangers coming. Fresh off his “Slide” collaboration with Blueface and Lil Tjay, the Coke Boy teams up with City Girls for his latest single, “Wiggle It.”
Despite the billing as a duo, the new joint only features Yung Miami as JT remains behind bars. “You wanna wife a bitch?” Miami asks over the pulsing beat. “I’ma tell you what I really like and shit / Whole lot of diamonds, ice and shit.”
For his part, French raps about everything from his money to his girl. “Coke Boy put you on a broke diet,” he rhymes. “Ass fat, you can hide from the Feds behind it…Bad bitch lookin’ for a rich-ass nigga.”
Montana, who co-produced the track with Ben Billions, went with a well-known sample on this production. The cut is inspired by Nightcrawlers’ “Push the Feeling On,” which has been a dance staple since the ‘90s.
The Coke Boy recently compared this single to one of his biggest hits to date. “‘Pop That’ was just fun, summertime, bringing everybody together, a lot of love, a lot of ladies. You know, a gangster party,” he told Beats 1. “When ‘Wiggle It’ came along, it was just too easy because I feel like ‘Wiggle It’ is just ‘Pop That’ on steroids.”
Push the feeling on with “Wiggle It” below.
Future feat. Meek Mill & Doe Boy — “100 Shooters”
Future fires off another one. The Atlanta artist is coming off Future Hndrxx Presents: The Wizard and his most recent effort, Save Me. But he keeps the content coming with a new collaboration in the form of “100 Shooters,” which features Meek Mill and Doe Boy.
Pluto keeps his mind on his money here. “50 million dollars in cash, that’s a cold case,” he raps. “Spent so much cash at Chanel, they wanna see ID / Bust down on ‘em, oochie wally, I’m so sincere.” The line is a reference to Nas’ Bravehearts collaboration “Oochie Wally” and his role as Sincere in Belly.
Mill welcomes fans to the party with his verse. “You are now welcome to the player’s ball,” he raps. “Whole lot of money, lot of rich shit…I could wipe my ass with these hundreds, I’m the shit, bitch / Shot up in her DM like James Harden, it went swish-swish.”
Meek and Future previously linked up on songs like “These Scars,” “Jump Out the Face,” “Money Ain’t No Issue,” and, of course, Ace Hood’s “Bugatti.” Listen to “100 Shooters,” which was produced by Tay Keith and Cubeatz, below.
Nas feat. Al Jarreau, Keyon Harrold — “Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Attack)”
Seventeen years after releasing his heralded Lost Tapes album, Nas ramps up the anticipation for the sequel. Esco teams up with the late musician Al Jarreau and the jazz musician Keyon Harrold for his newest single, “Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Attack).”
Over a quirky sample of Al Jarreau’s “(Round, Round, Round) Blue Rondo a La Turk,” Esco rhymes about individuality inspired by Jarreau’s flow from the aforementioned cut. “Everybody’s not gonna get you but keep going,” he warns. “I be cruising 40,000 feet like I’m a Boeing / Doubting me, they said I would have no longevity / Instead, I’m steadily repping these fundamentals.”
“Skatt Attack” is a call back to Nas’ well-known love of jazz. In the past, he’s rapped over jazzy instrumentation, including collaborations with his father, Olu Dara.
“Jarreau of Rap” is the first major glimpse into Nas’ forthcoming Lost Tapes 2. Listen to the single below.